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  • Wisconsin governor beats recall: Republican Scott Walker retains office

    Wisconsin governor beats recall: Republican Scott Walker retains office
    Wisconsin’s embattled Republican governor, Scott Walker, has defeated an effort by labor unions and Democratic activists to end his tenure early, according to early results and exit polls. The state has been a center of political controversy for...
  • Government: Gov. Brown pitches for more taxes

     
    Everybody knows that voters don't like tax increases, which spells trouble for the ballot initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown submitted Monday to raise nearly $7 billion in taxes. Hoping to win voters over, Brown issued an open letter noting the......
  • Prop. 13: Sacrosanct because voters want it that way [Blowback]

     
    If all Proposition 13 did was cap property taxes, it would have been a hollow victory for overtaxed Californians because government bodies would have easily increased other taxes in their place....
  • Wisconsin recall webcam: In this surprise hit, viewers write plot

     
    Recall volunteers at the state's Government Accountability Board (which of course has its own blog) are in the midst of sifting and scanning more than a 1.9 million recall signatures submitted Tuesday, three tons of paper....
  • Labor groups express concern about California budget initiative

     
    Labor groups are mounting a last-ditch effort to dissuade the group California Forward from placing on the November ballot a constitutional amendment to change the way California assembles its budget....
  • Villaraigosa declines to back any of three competing tax initiatives

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa declines to back any of colliding tax hike initiatives. Pointedly, Villaraigosa avoided taking sides on the biggest battle in Sacramento, over which of three competing tax hike initiatives he favors....
  • Corporate tax change headed to ballot over Jerry Brown's objections

     
    Hedge fund manager and Democratic philanthropist Tom Steyer's tax measure appears headed to the November ballot over the objections of Gov. Jerry Brown....
  • With recall ink still fresh, Wisconsin Democrats eye primary

     
    Wisconsin recall petitions: The ink is barely dry on Wisconsin’s recall petitions, but Democrats are preparing for a possible primary to see who will get a shot at running against Republican Gov. Scott Walker....
  • California doesn't need another tax hike [Most commented]

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a ballot initiative this week to raise the sales tax and increase taxes on upper-income Californians. "The money would flow to public schools and community colleges through a special fund walled off from the rest of......
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Balloteer Kim Alexander

    Patt Morrison Asks: Balloteer Kim Alexander
    The first California election that Kim Alexander cast a ballot in was a pip; voters decided 16 state propositions -- on creating a state lottery, capping welfare, limiting campaign contributions -- and gave their former governor, Ronald Reagan, a second...
  • Backers win right to fight for Prop. 8

    Backers win right to fight for Prop. 8
    Reporting from San Francisco -- The California Supreme Court ruled that the sponsors of Proposition 8 have the right to defend the measure, clearing the way for federal courts to decide the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans. Thursday's...